An acupuncture treatment will be approximately one hour and consist of review of your present health condition, including important diagnostic questions to determine the state of your system constitutionally. Celina will take your pulse and look at your tongue every visit. You will rest quietly with the acupuncture needles in for 20 plus minutes.
Other therapies will be included in the treatment as needed including gua sha - a spooning technique on the surface of the skin, cupping, moxabustion therapy, meridian massage, Tui Na and nutritional advice. Lifestyle guidelines may be recommended according to the patient's needs.
New Patient Consultation
A new patient consultation consists of a complete health history and a thorough review of your present condition. Your appointment will be approximately one and a half hours.
We will review information about your diet, exercise, lifestyle and stress level, as well information regarding your sleep and daily routines. Your pulse will be taken on your radial artery and your tongue examined, two of Chinese Medicine's primary diagnostic tools.
Celina will then determine your diagnosis, the treatment strategy best suited for your condition and a treatment plan. You will receive an acupuncture treatment on your first visit and diet and lifestyle recommendations will be given. On the second visit herbal medicines will be recommended if needed.
A first consultation for a baby or a child may take an hour. Follow up visits are 30-60 minutes depending on the case and the age of the child. Sometimes it may be most appropriate to have an initial consult without the baby/ young child present so that a full case history can be taken and so that the baby/child will not require the parent’s attention. Occasionally a history may also be done over the phone before the patient is brought in.
Most extended medical plans and some BC Medical plans offer coverage for acupuncture. Please check with your insurer.
If you need to reschedule please be sure to call
the clinic at 250 at least 24 hours before your scheduled appointment
35 Cambridge St. Victoria, BC V8V 4A7